AfricaInteract Enabling research-to-policy linkage for adaptation to climate change in Africa Presentation at the AfricaInteract side event during the CORAF/WECARD Science Week (May 13-19, 2012) May 14, 2012, Ndjamena, Chad By Dr. Abdulai Jalloh, Project coordinator.
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Enabling research-to-policy linkage for adaptation to climate change in Africa
Presentation at the AfricaInteract side event during the CORAF/WECARD Science Week (May 13-19, 2012)
May 14, 2012, Ndjamena, Chad
Dr. Abdulai Jalloh, Project coordinator
Strategic focus of AfricaInteract
Climate is hardly a new factor in Africa’s history but with global warming the continent’s vulnerability is deepening making it the most exposed region in the world to the impact of climate change (World Bank 2006)
In 1964, Lake Chad measured 25,000 square kilometers. Its size has, however, shrunk to a mere 5 % of its original size.
The CCAA Program supported by the IDRC and DFID was launched in 2006 with the following areas of focus:
(ii) Education and training resulting in the strengthening of the capacity of African scientists through workshops and research bursary program - Adaptation to Climate Change Fellowship Programme (ACCFP);
(iii) Communication and networking through the creation of a web-based tool such as AfricaAdapt
Gaps in current knowledge on climate change policy research addressed
Climate Change information and knowledge system improved and promoted
Capacity of sub-regional and continental decision-makers to articulate policy options for climate change adaptation strengthened
Framework for discussions and development of climate change policy options established